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Health ministry CO removed from job

Health ministry CO removed from job

| 31/07/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry’s chief officer has been removed from her job, officials have now confirmed, and will be moving to a newly-created post in the deputy governor’s realm of responsibility. CNS learned that Jennifer Ahearn was in the firing line earlier this month at the request of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour. At the time […]

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New health bill to provide for living wills

New health bill to provide for living wills

| 14/03/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government has published a bill to address advance decisions about healthcare, particularly relating to end-of-life care and for those who become mentally ill, as no such law currently exists in Cayman. The Health Care Decisions Bill is expected to be debated at the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly, scheduled for 3 April, and […]

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The state of healthcare in Cayman

The state of healthcare in Cayman

| 18/07/2017 | 20 Comments

Anonymous writes: We can only pray that Mr Seymour (the new health minister) takes time to educate on the healthcare industry. The HSA is a good facility and with the correct funding, capital and foresight has the ability to be excellent. Being a health minister is a monumental job and his decisions affect outcomes and […]

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No health co-pay yet for civil service

No health co-pay yet for civil service

| 23/02/2017 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Concerns raised by public sector workers that their salaries will be cut to cover the cost of co-paying on their health insurance cover has been allayed by the Civil Service Association president, who said that no decision had been made by government to change employee benefits. John Bothwell told the members that government and […]

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Local doctors criticise health system

Local doctors criticise health system

| 03/02/2017 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Two local senior physicians slammed the Cayman Islands government health system and its management in Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, pointing to a catalogue of problems. One doctor said Cayman had blindly followed the American system and another warned of problems in regulation and standards. The doctors complained of the health ministry’s disrespect of […]

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Audit finds failings in healthcare

Audit finds failings in healthcare

| 30/01/2017 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The government does not have the resources or the information it needs to effectively manage the local healthcare system and the public cannot be assured that they are receiving quality health services or getting value for money for the tax payers’ dollars being spent. A new audit by the Office of the Auditor General, […]

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CarePay crime fueled by official failures

CarePay crime fueled by official failures

| 20/07/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Instances of non-compliance with the law and procedures, internal control deficiencies and an absence of the expected standard of care and professional skepticism by public servants were just some of the problems that government auditors found when they reviewed the CarePay fiasco at the hospital. They found that the former hospital board chair Canover […]

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CINICO facing potential home-care fraud

CINICO facing potential home-care fraud

| 15/06/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The CEO of the government-owned insurance company, CINICO, has revealed that it is at risk of fraud over home-care benefits given to former hospital patients. Lonny Tibbetts said CINICO has reported at least one case to the RCIPS and that there may be more of people and doctors misrepresenting the facts about their condition […]

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FOI request made for Moses, says witness in CarePay trial

FOI request made for Moses, says witness in CarePay trial

| 10/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An FOI request to the Health Services Authority asking about the owners of AIS Cayman Ltd was made by Dale Sanders, the head of IT at the HSA at the time, on behalf of MLA Moses Kirkconnell, Sanders told the court Thursday. Giving evidence for the second day in the CarePay corruption case, Sanders […]

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LRC poses decriminalising  suicide

LRC poses decriminalising suicide

| 19/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission has published a discussion paper asking the public to submit their comments on the decriminalisation of suicide, which many people may be surprised to learn is still an offence in the Cayman Islands. The paper follows a referral via the Attorney General from the Alex Panton Foundation, a mental health […]

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No next steps unveiled in premier’s virus review

No next steps unveiled in premier’s virus review

| 30/10/2020 | 158 Comments

(CNS): In a statement that took more than an hour to deliver, Premier Alden McLaughlin gave a detailed review of government’s successful stewardship to date of the COVID-19 pandemic but did not explain what happens next. He said government was committed to keeping the islands safe from the coronavirus but that we must open up […]

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